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February 9, 2007

Camels Used to Diagnose and Treat Prostate Cancer

Filed under: Prostate Cancer Treatment

Researchers at the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL) in Dubai are using camels to generate antibodies that will help to diagnose and treat prostate cancer.

For the diagnosis of prostate cancer, the camel antibodies would be mixed with a blood sample of the patient. If there is a reaction or agglutination after mixing, it suggests the patient does have cancer, since the antibodies from the camel would be attaching themselves to tumour cells in that patient’s blood.

The promising treatment may one day be used to diagnose and treat other illnesses as well.

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The survival rate is based on a survey of people with prostate cancer who do not die after five years after the cancer has been detected. It may happen that a patient survives more than 5 years after the cancer is detected. This survey does not take note of such patients who are suffering from prostate cancer but die of some other reasons.



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